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  • #2125
    insomniac
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    Apart from the fashion coverage – WHY oh why do commentators ALWAYS make a point of saying something along the lines of "Her Majesty’s very knowledgable about racing/horses".?<br>YES – we know she is – every goddam commentator since John Rickman has been telling us – WE DON’T NEED TO BE TOLD AGAIN: SHUT THE FKCU UP…. aaaaaaargh ********.<br>Are they trying to ingratiate themselves with Her Maj so that they can get an OBE or something? Why can’t they just bung New Labour a few hundred grand like everyone else and STOP REPEATING THIS IMBECILIC DRIVEL. Yes Clare, yes Rishi, yes Willie, yes all you ponces doing the fashion, yes Cornelius Lysaght – WE KNOW SHE’S NO DIVVY WHEN IT COMES TO THE GEE GEES. Gordon Bennet – give it a rest.

    #65887
    class tells
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    whit is that posturing ponce sherwood aboot?

    #65889
    Librettist
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    Quote: from class tells on 7:47 pm on June 21, 2007[br]whit is that posturing ponce sherwood aboot?

    I was trying to think of one word to describe and and the best I could come up with was ‘Odious’.

    Can anyone beat that?

    #65891
    class tells
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    gobs**t
    e,homnabulist,cheezer,bahookie,fud,clopper,to name but a few

    #65893
    Nor1
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    Can’t stand any of it. Completely soils (or spoils)  the racing. Hate the dress code and snobbery. Once saw a drunken gaggle of top hats and tails fall into a flower bed and lie there, giggling and crushing the plants. Not one attendant ventured near.<br>Try getting in without the necessary refinery. Unless you are an IMPORTANT owner/trainer, not a chance.

    #65896
    Small Bear
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    "crushing the plants and giggling"  I can’t think of two worse crimes :o<br>

    #65898
    clivex
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    Can’t stand any of it. Completely soils (or spoils)  the racing. Hate the dress code and snobbery. Once saw a drunken gaggle of top hats and tails fall into a flower bed and lie there, giggling and crushing the plants. Not one attendant ventured near. <br>Try getting in without the necessary refinery. Unless you are an IMPORTANT owner/trainer, not a chance.

    Completely agree

    I live just up the road but never really think about going now. Its not inevrted snobbery but simply that i dislike the atmosphere (i actually quite like the new development etc). Tacky is the best word for it

    For whatever reason, i find Goodwood far more appealing and dare i say…classier

    #65899
    MatronMatron
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    Agree with you Clivex.

    Goodwood is in a fantastic setting up on "The Downs".

    Leave the "chav types" to Ascot.:biggrin:

    Regards – Matron<br>:cool:

    #65901
    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Quote: from Librettist on 7:50 pm on June 21, 2007[br]<br>I was trying to think of one word to describe and and the best I could come up with was ‘Odious’.

    Can anyone beat that?<br>

    <br>Oleagenous? Ostentatious? Or just plain ‘Orrible?

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #65903
    Nor1
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    Glorious Goodwood can be just as bad. The other year they dispensed with the obligatory jacket (must be worn with shirt and tie etc.) on one of the days, as it was extremely hot. <br>The following day (just as sweltering) the powers that be refused to relax this rule again. Unfortunately a hapless individual arrived without his jacket as he’d been there the day before. Would they let him in, even though he had a paid ticket? No. He had to go with the lesser mortals in the cheaper section.<br>All racecourse act accordingly on prestigious meetings. It’s the dress code. <br>Ascot just goes one step further with their top hat and tails. When you know what some of the people are like, who are dressed in this manner, it makes you want to roar with laughter.

    #65906
    Wallace
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    Nor1, if the hapless racegoer had worn a dress and a hat would he have been allowed into Goodwood?

    #65908
    Nor1
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    Yes, Wallace, which makes it even more ridiculous. Ladies can have almost nothing on and that is fine.

    #65909
    Shadow Leader
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    I know a guy who was working at Goodwood at the last Friday evening meet and was very nearly denied access to the members enclosure as he had left his jacket up in the stands.  In order to carry out his job he had to have full access to the rails bookmakers, hence his reason for being there!  Ridiculous.

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